Ok, NIU is rolling out the 1st OTA firmware update… sooner or later you’ll get an alert in your NIU App asking to go through a certain procedure to get your firmware to the latest version.
There are different firmwares out there and it’s not totally clear which features/enhances/ruins what. We’re trying to collect a list reported by other NIU owners over here.
But now it’s the first time you can to decide if you want to do the update. Personally (version TRA01V08 on 2017 model and have been offered to update to TRA01C10), I will wait because I’m happy with what I have and I fear it can only get worse (i.e. slower) – That said, your milage may vary.
Some users reported that they have troubles to get the process going or even get the notification that an update is available. One trick seems to switch off “GPS locating” inside the app.
After some IT-crowd’ish “turning it off and on again” of this feature the OTA update alert indeed showed up. Then again, it seems to need some power-cycles of your NIU to get the update starting – some owners went as far as unplugging/plugging the battery. NB: 2017 models won’t show the “UP” icon but simply start a count-up from 0 to 100 using the odometer.
The first reports from owners of 2018 N1S models (TRA01C03) were positive, i.e. no changes in its driving behaviour but the app held the connection to the scooter much longer than before where it tends to drop the connection every hour or so.
We’re happy to hear back from you how your update went… or why you refrain from doing it. Let the comments roll or even better use the forum 😉